Jan 19, 2013 12:00am EST
, saturday, 8 a.m. eastern, on sunday, it will be chris hayes who covers vice president joe biden's private swearing in for his second term, conducted by the supreme court justice. saturday morning, excuse me, sunday morning, and 11:55 a.m., just before noon on sunday, president obama will be sworn in privately in the blue room. by chief justice john roberts, that will be nbc's chuck todd before noon on sunday. that is just the beginning, msnbc's live coverage will continue sunday night at 8:00 eastern, we'll have a reception, a very beautiful building, a candle light reception, the president and vice president are expected to attend that reception, along with dr. jill biden, that is sunday night. and monday, fancier, that is the big day, the big public ceremony of the inauguration. morning joe is going to be live from d.c., starting at 6:00. and president obama will attend church service that morning at 8:45 at st. john's church. he will have a closed meeting with congress. in terms of how you can follow along with what is happening on the big day on monday, i will anchor our coverage here
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
news, but this is news what he just said. remember, when president obama asked joe biden to head up this effort looking at potential reform, remember, he initially said the effort was supposed to produce recommendations by the end of january. and so it was big news last week when we heard that vice president biden was actually planning to report to the president early. he wasn't waiting until the end of january. he was going to report in mid-january. he was planning on reporting hi recommendations by tomorrow, by tuesday. but then today at this press conference, we learned that actually, the vice president has already made his report to the president today. the vice president pushing up the time frame yet again. and president obama saying today that he will make further remarks later this week telling us what is going to happen next, given those recommendations. this is faster than the president even said it was going to happen. and he initially said it was going to happen fast. speed it turns out is central to the strategy. and that is turning out to be true both in washington and
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
the century. whew, we got what we wanted. >> it took joe biden less than 29 months to meet with 229 groups in the process of coming up with this menu of options from which president obama assembled this plan today. the speed of this effort continues to out pace its own expectations. the president said he wanted expectations by the end of this month. it's not the end of the month yet. vice president biden initially said you won't get them at the end of the month. you're going to get them early, you're going to get them on the 15th. he then turned his recommendations in early. and now, today, the 16th, legislation is due to hit congress next week, even before the time that president obama initially said he just wanted to start considering what the recommendations might be. by that time, the senate is already due to have started hearings on not just recommendations, but actual legislation that they are putting forward. the political common essence is that speed is of the essence. it has been one month and two days and the sense of urgency that there must be a response to that tragedy.